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Poster: staggerleib Date: Dec 5, 2008 8:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: little help with Neil Young

Well, I have probably 70 of neil's albums, and have definite favorites. ARC is an awesome live release, and the Like a Hurricane on that release is unbelievable. I love the Harvest Moon release from '92. And I think that through the career, with notables like After the Gold Rush, Everybody Knows, Harvest, Long May You Run... etc. I have to say that my favorite Neil release is Prarie Wind. This was released in 2005. The music was written and recorded just after he was diagnosed with a brain aneurism, and just before he went in for reparation surgery. So personal, and amazing.

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Poster: jackstraw86 Date: Dec 5, 2008 8:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: little help with Neil Young

Hey Stagger. I have to agree with you on Prairie Wind. I love most of his older stuff, but Prairie Wind just strikes a really nice chord with me. Good call. Surprised it didn't get much (if any) mention above. It may not be a raging rocker but it's from the heart and awesomely performed.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 5, 2008 8:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: little help with Neil Young

Hey you two--don't hold it against me, but just curious: do you both like all of his stuff, or more toward non rockin material? The reason I ask is that I was really disappointed in the DVD/song writing with the Prairie thing of late. Don't get me wrong, I love interviews, just hearing him talk, etc., etc., but somehow the songs seemed formulaic, forced...I dunno...not the angst I was used to from the early days.

I am such an ass, I know, but I really feel guilty about not having appreciated it more and just wonder what got you guys to feel differently...

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Dec 5, 2008 10:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: little help with Neil Young

I like most of it. Arc/Weld, Live Rust, Mirror Ball...

I don't think that you're an ass (at least not because of this). I just think that there are so many tastes in the world, that there's no point in judging because of it.

But there is a big Hippie Tree Hugger inside of me, as well as someone who loves Lou Reed, and Nick Cave, and The Clash and The Who, and Marillion, and The Pursuit of Happiness... There is so much great out there. I don't usually put myself into any particular category...

In Neil's case, he writes what he writes from the heart. He doesn't seem to craft so much as stream of consciousness. The guy wrote Living with War in 5 days.

Anyway...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 5, 2008 11:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: little help with Neil Young

Thanks SL; yeah, I really (hmm, suppose YOU all know this already) am in fact very narrow minded. Though I like Joni Mitch, Carol King, Jimi, Cream, Dylan, Donovan, blah, blah, blah (you all know the list) from 65-75, though it is varied in some senses, it is, lets say, homogenous in gestalt, and I don't do much else musically on a regular basis...

Thanks again.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 5, 2008 11:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: little help with Neil Young

WT, if you like Joni, then you really should check out the live ablum she did with Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius, Michael Brecker, Lyle Mays, and Don Alias. It really got me into her and led me to admire Blue and other work.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GLJCZ5L2sQ

BTW, I once got a hug and kiss from her at Jazz Fest in New Orleans at a bar in the French Quarter. I still get goosebumps. But it was a line I could only use on her.

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Dec 5, 2008 12:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: little help with Neil Young

You said that they paved your paradise and put up a parking lot?

I like my granola... I love Dan Fogelberg, James and Livingston Taylor. I also have been known to listen to System of a Down (though only in really small doses) and Nine Inch Nails...

But give me a melody any day.

It's about the art. Remember, I said it long ago... Warts and all. that's a big reason I love the Dead.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 5, 2008 12:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: little help with Neil Young

Very cool.

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Dec 5, 2008 12:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: little help with Neil Young

lets not to forget this 18 min monster of down by the river with phish!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YK_XPZ_Xhg

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 5, 2008 10:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: little help with Neil Young

Nick Cave's latest, Dig, Lazarus, Dig!, is right up there with his best. His shows at the Warfield were great (as usual), but nice to see him get back to rockin' it a bit more after his descent into some type of goth lounge act (which I still loved - I'm a sucker for Nick).

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Dec 5, 2008 10:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: little help with Neil Young

Dig blows me away. This is a Nick Cave with whom I can go have a couple nice single malts.

Seriously, who does what he does?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 5, 2008 10:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: little help with Neil Young

My daughter has a t-shirt, that I bought at the show, which is black with white letters: "Bad Seed". I have her wear it to second grade about once every 3 weeks.

Then again, my wife loves the "Eurotrash girl" shirt I got her at the Cracker/CVB shows a few months ago at the Catalyst (she's Czech).

And to answer your question, no. Only Nick is Nick. Grinderman reinvigorated him (or so it seems).

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Dec 5, 2008 10:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: little help with Neil Young

My daughter wears a CBGB shirt, and has all of the Tie Dyes that I can't fit in any more. If there were any chance of me getting back down to that size, though, she certainly wouldn't.

I think that I'm down to something like 6 dead t's left.

My favorite was always the Alpine Valley "The Fat Man Rocks... The Valley"

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